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Driving (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III in the Philippines

Driving (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in operating buses/straight trucks classified under LTO Restriction codes 3 up to 5 on highways,  transporting passengers and/or heavy goods;  liquids;  and materials, and performing minor repairs on the assigned vehicle.

Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this course include:

  • Applying appropriate sealant/adhesive
  • Moving and positioning vehicle
  • Performing mensuration and calculation
  • Reading, interpreting, and applying specifications and manuals
  • Using and applying lubricant/coolant
  • Performing shop maintenance
  • Interpreting/Drawing technical drawing
  • Performing job estimate
  • Obeying traffic rules and regulations
  • Implementing and coordinating accident-emergency procedures
  • Observing road health and safety practices
  • Performing minor maintenance and servicing on vehicles classified under LTO restriction codes 3 up to 5
  • Performing pre-and post operation procedures vehicles classified under LTO restriction codes 3 up to 5
  • Driving passenger bus
  • Driving straight truck

Course Duration

Driving (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III takes a minimum of 122 hours to complete.

Admission Requirements

Basic requirements for this TESDA course include:

  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • Highschool or College Diploma
  • Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records or Form 137
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • 1×1 and/or 2×2 Pictures


What Graduates Have to Say:





Qualified graduates of Driving (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III can find employment as a passenger bus driver or straight truck driver.


Competency Assessment and Certification

Students enrolled in the Driving (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment before graduation. A National Certificate (NC III) will be issued to students who passed this assessment. You can find more information on assessments and certifications at the official website of TESDA.

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  1. good day po…saan po ngayon ang tesda accredited n nag ooffer ng NCIII? tnx po

  2. Dear Sir,

    I would like to inquire if there is a possibility for me to enroll and take a course for just 45 days. I’m an OFW i have only 45 days vacation.
    is it possible to take two courses at the same time?
    1.forklift operation
    2. passenger bus driving
    Vacation God willing will be next year june 26 2015.
    hoping for your consideration thanks and best regards

  3. Hi sir/ma’am,

    Isa po akong ofw, tanong kulang po kung meron din po kayo sa pampanga kasi magbabakasyon po ako sa pinas sa february 2015 balak ko po sana mag enroll.
    Salamat po.

  4. Wala po bang sa NCR area NC III Truck or bus?

  5. From pangasinan po ako, san po sa tesda pangasinan ako pwede kumuha ng articulate vehicle nc II (passenger bus )

  6. i realy want to be enrolled and became a professional Driver but the problem is; i am under graduate in high school. i dont have a high school diploma, how can i be qualify in that particular course? pls. help

    • Hi, Renato!

      High school diploma isn’t part of the trainee entry requirements required by TESDA; so there’s still hope. Training centers, however, are authorized to impose additional requirements aside from those that TESDA requires, so that could also be a problem.

      If securing a high school diploma would be the only option, we suggest you check out DepEd’s Alternative Learning System program. It might be able to help you.


  7. gud day.. which tesda in metro manila are you conducting a traning for bus/straight truck driving course? thank you.

  8. question:

    sir/ma’am, what is the exact address of tesda in metro manila where can i take the driving (passenger bus/straight truck) NCIII training course? please send it to my email. thank you so much. good day.

    • Hi, Glenn!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      Techno Development Center of the Philippines in Pasay offers Driving NC III but we’re not sure whether that’s for articulated vehicles or buses/straight trucks. You may want to contact them using the contact information below to make sure.

      Techno Development Center of the Philippines
      2340 F. B. Harrison St. Pasay City

      Good luck! 🙂

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